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Cosplayers Mel Lamore and Niko Suits at Sakura-Con 2019. (Image: Elizabeth Crook / Seattle Refined)

Just Announced: Anime convention Sakura-Con 2020 is cancelled

In light of the current coronavirus epidemic, it was announced today (March 16, 2020) that Sakura-Con 2020 will be cancelled.

Sakura-Con is the oldest and most well attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest. An email was sent out to attendees and posted on their website.

"The Executive Board would like to announce that in light of the current situation with COVID-19 and in line with Seattle Mayor Durkan’s decree on March 13, 2020, we have no other option than to cancel Sakura-Con 2020," reads the post on the convention's website.

The Board noted that 2020 tickets will be automatically transferred to 2021, and questions or concerns membership should be directed to

The three day convention has no plans to reschedule.

"We look forward to seeing everyone at Sakura-Con 2021, and wish everyone their best in the upcoming year."

Reminiscing? See photos of last year's Sakura-Con.